THE arc and Apex have won their fourth award in a year.
The Royal Institute of British Architects voted it a regional winner in its prestigious Stirling Prize. Its judges said: “The retail-led route to the regeneration of our historic towns requires civic leadership, strong architects and the right choice of development partner. Here at Bury St Edmunds all are in evidence.”
Hopkins Architects, who were employed by St Edmundsbury Borough Council and developer Centros, entered the Apex and arc in the awards.
Cllr Sara Mildmay-White, cabinet member for culture and sport, said: “The award is a lovely recognition of all the creativeness and hard work from the architects, developer and council which went into designing and delivering a development which has had such an impact on Bury St Edmunds.”
The arc won a retail property award in September 2010, then the Apex won awards for its woodwork and lighting.